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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 01:19pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing Enhanced legislation put before Nation People's Conference as Party shifts focus from growth at all costs to environmental protection Amendments to China’s 1989 ... The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s legislature, will consider the amendments during its latest bi-monthly session, which runs until Thursday, Xinhua said. The first change to the legislation ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... and launched in China quickly," Zhou said. A commercial updraft power plant would cost hundreds of millions of yuan on the mainland while challenging the country's manufacturing and engineering capabilities, he added. Kim Forte, spokeswoman for EnviroMission, said the company was working on several projects in the US, but was also seeking opportunities in China with potential ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the South China Morning Post has learned. Fortunately, most people in China habitually boil water before drinking, killing off the organisms and reducing the risk of outbreaks. But many foreign ... were also stricter, said Zhang Lan, deputy director of the water office under the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Another option to improve quality is to replace urban drinking ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... the governments of China and Singapore, will one day be a "model for sustainable development" only 40 kilometres from Tianjin's city centre and 150 kilometres from Beijing. To Wang, 36, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... sharply Trade in shark fins from Hong Kong to mainland China dropped by almost 90 per cent last year, a green group revealed. Overall imports to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent compared with 2012, ... government statistics, show a drop in re-export volumes of 17.5 per cent. This was driven by a 90 per cent drop in re-exports to mainland China from 1.2 million kilograms in 2012 to 113,973kg. ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... economic model that has spoiled much of the nation's water, skies and soil. Cao Mingde, a law professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, who was involved in the drafting ... an environment law professor who runs the Centre for Pollution Victims in China and who also took part in drafting the amendments. Watch: A view of Beijing's smog from atop the Forbidden City ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tianjin says it won't allow steel or cement plants, to curb pollution

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... said Chu Yang, an analyst at China Policy, a Beijing-based consultancy. The nation's leaders have struggled to meet its environmental goals, with economic growth long at the top of its political agenda. But they have now vowed to impose their will on local governments and make cleaning up the environment the number one priority. Hebei province consumed about 280 million tonnes ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of the Yellow Sea, has some of China's most polluted waters. The pollution in the gulf, also known as the Bohai Sea, comes mainly from a large number of coastal industrial zones in Tianjin, Dalian, ... and ecology of Bohai. Wang said all the salty by-products would be used by nearby chemical factories and that "not a drop of salty water" would be discharged into the sea. Still, China lacks ...

  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Obama's delay of Keystone pipeline decision angers proponents and critics

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by AP

    ... this year's elections may be hoping the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada takes a politically fraught issue off the table. An indefinite ... the project in a politically expedient holding pattern. But it is doing little to quell posturing over the project. Republicans jumped at the chance to paint Democrats as powerless to rein ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... at the destruction ceremony for the ivory. The committee made its U-turn on incineration after mainland China and the US burned seized ivory. It had previously favoured using the stockpile for education, ... in recent years, much of it bound for mainland China. In July, more than 1,000 tusks weighing nearly 2.2 tonnes and worth HK$17.5 million were found in a shipping container. ...




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